Presentation on Formalising Speech Acts (Course:74.757 Formal Logic). Sameer Kumar Graduate Student Department of Computer Science University of Manitoba. Outline. Speech Acts Formal Model Formalising Speech Acts Whole Hearted Satisfaction Conclusion. Speech Act Theory.
Department of Computer Science
University of Manitoba
Speech act: illocutionary force and proposition.
Can be described through a simple formal language:
A message, m, is a pair <i,p> where
Let M = 〈F,[ ]〉 be an intensional model for the language L, where F= 〈T,<,fA 〉 is a frame and [ ] is an interpretation
T is a set of all possible times ordered by < and a function, which assigns agents to times, fA: T ↦ A (Where A is set of agent symbols)
[ ] assigns intensions (sense, meaning) to atomic propositions and to the pairs of agent symbols and actions.
means that, on scenario S, agent x performed the speech act of saying m to agent y in the time from t1 to t2
A directive is satisfied if
A commisive is satisfied if